- Private tours are offered daily.
- Small group tours are offered on select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from April 1 - October 31, 2022
- Louvre Museum
- 3 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level guide
- Please Note: Our team will pre-purchase timed admission tickets on behalf of your party. However, due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions at this venue, there will be a mandatory security line that we must wait in together.
Our final topic of discussion will be the famous Mona Lisa and the mysteries behind her smile.
Throughout the whole tour, our art historian will curate our visit, selecting a mixture of famous and lesser-known works and crafting a narrative around our interests and questions. We’ll discuss anything from perspective in the late medieval era, to the Baroque period, to issues of powers and politics as expressed by court painters, and more.
Disclaimer: Groups larger than 5 please note you must add the group reservation fee at check out as it's required by the Louvre along with headsets to be permitted entrance.
Traveling to Paris with children? You may enjoy our Louvre for Kids Tour.
- Fast-track access to the Louvre
- Tickets are dated, timed, and named
- Enter via a special entrance, using the line for ticket holders with a timeslot
- Admission within 30 minutes before and after the timeslot received
- If you leave the museum, you will not be allowed back in with the same ticket
- Ticket holders may be asked to present a valid photo ID. Without it, access to the museum could be refused
Marie Theres is a painter who has made Paris her home for more than two decades. She works in her studio in Montmartre and shows her paintings in galleries in Europe and the United States. She studied history at the University of Cologne, Germany and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before coming to Paris to study art history at the Ecole de Louvre. Her knowledge of art history is enhanced by her practical painting experience. Beyond a purely academic approach, this enables her to convey the emotional dimension of the artwork and to focus attention on the act of creation. She loves to share her passion for art and painting and is fascinated by the 19th-century artistic heritage of Paris, its art movements, and urbanism.
Born and raised abroad, mostly in Asia, Lorraine discovered Paris intimately while studying art history at Ecole du Louvre, a school which holds most of its classes directly in museums and monuments. After several years spent in NYC, getting her Master's degree in Modern Art at Columbia University and working at the Guggenheim Museum, she returned to her adopted city in 2008 to start a PhD. Currently specializing in the history of photography and visual culture, active member of the Laboratoire d'histoire visuelle contemporaine, Lorraine also works as a freelance art critic, teaches art history, and nurtures a few artistic projects of her own.
Caroline is an adoptive flâneuse and has been wandering Paris' narrow streets and leafy boulevards since 2003. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and Art History with a specialty in 19th-century art and literature, and pursued graduate studies in Art History at Paris IV La Sorbonne, writing a thesis on popular imagery and caricature in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris. Her research was published in the journal European Comic Art. She also writes exhibition reviews and features. Her writing has been published in Apollo Magazine, the TLS, Condé Nast Traveler and WSJ Magazine.
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